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Albany - Schenectady - Troy Home Remodeling Resources

How to Start Your Improvement Project in New York City

1) Before you begin a major project, check for local zoning and safety restrictions: 
Albany NY Planning Department

Schenectady NY Planning Department

Troy Planning Deparment

2) Check to see if your improvements qualify for US tax credits or incentives:

Tax Credits for Energy-Saving Improvements 

3) Get free estimates from local prescreened contractors: 
Prescreened Local Contractors

4) Find out about permits, assistance, and classes : 
Albany NY Building Permits

Schenectady NY Building Permits

Troy NY Building Permits

5) Check the records of contractors you're considering:
Upstate New York Better Business Bureau

A Closer Look at Albany NY and the surrounding areas.

Geographic and weather concerns that may impact building and design: cold winters, salt air in coastal areas, coastal storms, hurricanes.

Elevation: 0-200 ft. 
Population: 214,120
Average Temperature: 47 degrees F
Average Rainfall: 36.2 in. 
Average Snowfall: 63.6 in.

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